Meet Fastvue Syslog

A simple, unlimited, and completely free Syslog Server for Windows.

Fastvue Syslog consumes all the data from your syslog-enabled devices and writes it to organised text files.

You get everything you need in one place - faster, easier, and 100% free.

Why log to text files?

Text logs are an open format. Your data isn’t locked within a particular vendor's proprietary database.

Text logs have low overhead. There’s no need to run heavy database engines consuming valuable CPU and RAM resources.

They’re easy for humans to read, and easy to search or grep.

They can be accepted as evidence in legal proceedings.

Text logs compress well.

There are a large number of log analysis and reporting apps available that can parse text logs, such as WebSpy Vantage.

A simple, unlimited and free syslog server for Windows.

We know that logging syslog to text is still a huge pain. And while there are hundreds of solutions out there that collect, analyze, and log syslog data, they’re either too technical, difficult to set up and learn, or prohibitively expensive.

Fastvue Syslog delivers a simple way for you to log all your syslog data in one place — without paying a cent.

Syslog to text

Detect incoming syslog data and automatically log the messages to organized text files.

Syslog forwarding

Easily forward syslog messages to other syslog servers. You can keep using your other syslog apps alongside Fastvue Syslog — even if your devices only support a single syslog server.

Log statistics

Easily see the size of logs and archived logs, overall and per device.


Programmatically retrieve statistics, logs, and make settings changes via the Rest API. Read the API documentation

Automatic archiving

Fastvue Syslog Server automatically zips logs older than 30 days (configurable) and moves them to an archive folder, reducing disk space requirements.

SHA256 file validation

Automatically generate a SHA256 hash file for each log for validation.

Simple web interface

Access logs and archives, and configure Fastvue Syslog with an intuitive web interface.

Open source UI

Make changes to the User Interface by cloning our open source GitHub repo.

Set it up fast

  • Set Listening Ports
  • Set log and archive paths
  • Automatically discover syslog sources
  • Done!

Simple, unlimited, and free. We mean it.

Start logging and organizing all your syslog data on Windows, right now, for free.

Technical FAQs

WebSpy Vantage

Reporting on syslog text files

Now that logging syslog data to text is covered, the next logical step is to analyze and report on those text files, right?

WebSpy Vantage is an incredibly flexible log reporting framework that enables you to automatically distribute the perfect reports to the right people in your organization.

Learn more

Fastvue Reporter

Why not skip logging and jump straight to clear, comprehensive reports?

Don't waste weeks of your life learning how to filter and sift through log files — that’s our job! We’ve created dedicated, streamlined reporting applications for the world's leading firewalls.

Our Fastvue Reporter apps give you unprecedented visibility into internet usage and network activity, so that you can keep your network safe, productive and secure.

Learn more